On Fire “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, … Continue reading True Intimacy
As followers of Jesus Christ, to love or to not love others is not an option that is on the table. We are obligated to love others with God’s love, because he, who is love, lives within us, and because he, who is love, loved us enough to die for us so that we might … Continue reading The Debt of Love
Jesus speaking: “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth." ~ John 14:15-17a "Jesus replied, 'If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we … Continue reading If You Love Me
I love God. I love my husband. I love my children (and in-law children) and my grandchildren. I also love certain flavors of ice-cream, and vegetables, salads and soups, and fresh-baked rolls or bread. I love some music, too, and particular kinds of art, and a walk in the park on a sunny, but not … Continue reading Love is a Mystery
In Isaiah 41 is found a promise to God’s chosen people, Israel, which is now the church, the temple of God; Christ’s holy bride. God is promising those who are his that he has chosen us, and he has not rejected us, so we don’t need to be afraid or alarmed when things begin to … Continue reading I Will Uphold You
Hebrews 12:2 NIV says: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” In 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV we read: “So we fix our eyes … Continue reading I Will Lift My Eyes
“Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God!’ Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward … Continue reading Here is Your God!